City Council passes smoking ban

January 23, 2015 3:39 AM

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NEW ORLEANS – Thursday New Orleans placed many greater restrictions on smoking within city limits. The city council approved a measure that will ban smoking in and around schools, bars and restaurants, but it did not come without a fight.

After a heated and, at times, emotional debate, the city council made history, making New Orleans the largest city in Louisiana to go virtually smoke-free.

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